'I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.' Philippians 4:13
As a Church of England Primary school, Christian values permeate everything we do.
Our values of Peace, Trust and Fellowship guide us daily in our mission to see that all pupils reach their potential. Collecting together for a daily act of worship creates a sense of belonging and gives an opportunity to develop inner stillness and thought.
Worship is an important and valued part of our school day at St Mark's Church of England primary school. All children will gather as a school community in an act of collective worship each day from Monday to Thursday. On Friday, we enjoy collective worship where we also celebrate the achievements of children whereby a special mention certificate is awarded to one child from each class. This certificate will link to one of our school's values; Fellowship, Peace or Trust. Worship gives us time to praise God as Christians, reflect on our lives and think about the wider world and all of the diversity found within it.
We lift up all those who are facing illness. We ask that you bring healing, comfort and peace to their bodies. Calm their fears and let them experience the healing power of your love.
In Jesus' name, Amen.
St Mark's Guardian Angels
This initiative was very successful and we have continued to use it ever since.
This is what year 5 and 6 said...
"Being a Guardian Angel is a challenge that is very important to our younger children."
Our year 1 and year R children feel so comforted and we love to see them with a smile on their face."
"We always make sure the younger children are ready to start worship."
"The experience was great I enjoyed when they tugged your hand and walked into worship."
This is what year 1 said...